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The Telling Room, A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

SPN538
Michael Paterniti
Dial Press
2014
368
0385337019
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Cultural Portrait
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Delving deeply into Spain’s history with personality, substance and affability, acclaimed author Michael Paterniti’s literary journalism is at once personal and epic. Following the struggle of a Spaniard to create a cheese that embodies all the love, pain and joy he’s ever known, Paterniti becomes immersed in an idyllic landscape and its dramatic cast of characters.

ISBN: 9780385337014
$17.00
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The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti is about a cheese (queso you’d be correct to say), an old-world delicacy from Spain’s Castile region. It’s called Paramo de Guzman, the product of a local family recipe, and it conquered the world after its launch, boasting a fan base which included the likes of Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Queen Elizabeth, Mikhail Gorbachev and (apparently its biggest fan) Fidel Castro. But the book is about so much more than cheese. Through it, readers can sink their teeth into Castilian culture, its traditional “slow food” movement and the cave-bound telling rooms where generations gather to celebrate the power of story. ... more

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